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Research Chemicals and Pill Testing

Over the last month there have been a number of deaths and hospitalizations in Canada due to adulterated MDMA with PMMA, an analog derived from anise oil.  It's really important to test your supply in order to avoid bunk pills. Many users who take these adulterated pills don't feel them kick in and end up redosing, thus experiencing overdoses.  If you do take a pill and you don't feel it hit soon enough, avoid redosing as it could potentially be PMMA.  These deaths did occur in Western Canada, and while we haven't heard anything around PMMA in Toronto, there are similar concerns about bunk pills on the eastern front. This is just another example of what happens when you crack down on precursers (like safrole oil), as underground chemists will look for other new ways to synthesize legal analogs, which can be more dangerous than the illegal drugs they are based on.  While the B.C. police will not release the identity of the pills that caused these deaths, we encourage the community to do their own research and share information online.

Recently, a strange brown powder has resulted in a number of hospitalizations in Owen Sound.  One of our harm reduction service users also had a strong reaction to a similar strange brown powder, and we were able to lend them a testing kit.  The pills tested positive for what might be 5-MeO-DMT, as well as speed.  While there are lots of great posts online about using the DanceSafe Testing kits, it's hard to come across information around the newer research chemicals.  Some research chemicals like piperazines or PMMA which are a very common adulterant do not produce any colour changes depending on the reagent. The Mandelin EZ testing kit does screen for PMMA, so that is probably your best bet for catching this substance.

Others can produce colours that look similar to other drugs, so it's really important to do all of the tests (Mecke, Marquis, Simons Reagant, Mandelin, etc.) to know what is in your pill.  As such, we've take the liberty of sharing some newer research done by the online community of international drug nerds.  Please use the images below to help further determine what adulterants may be lurking in your pill.  Feel free to email us at info@tripproject.ca if you would like to purchase a testing kit in Canada. The following chart shows some of the range of research chemicals that are showing up on the scene, and below are the Mecke, Marquis, Mandelin and Simons Reagant results for some of these chemicals.

 Emerging Research Chemicals

 

2C-C:
Marquis – yellow, changing to light green, and then fading over
time
Mecke – yellow/brown/green, green fades over time
Mandellin -
clear

2C-B:
Marquis – yellow, changing to green, and then
fading over time
Mecke – yellow/brown
Mandellin – yellow fading to
clear

2C-I:
Marquis – Green-blue with yellow edges, fades to
blue, fades over time
Mecke – dark brown, very fast
Mandellin -
clear

2C-D:
Marquis – Very faint brown, fading to clear.

Mecke – Yellow-brown fading to reddish brown
Mandellin – Yellow w/tinge
of green fades to clear over time

2C-E:
Marquis – Very faint
brown, fading to clear.
Mecke – Dark brown
Mandellin – Yellow w/tinge of
green fades to clear over time

2C-P:
Marquis – Very faint
brown, fading to clear.
Mecke – Yellow-brown fading to Rusty
Brown
Mandellin – Yellow w/tinge of green fades to clear over time
Slow
reactions.

2C-T-2:
Marquis – Almost no reaction, slight brown.

Mecke – Black/dark purple fading to orangy-red
Mandellin – Orange fading
to clear over time

2C-T-4:
Marquis – Almost no reaction,
slight brown.
Mecke – Black/dark purple fading to
reddish-orange
Mandellin – Orange fading to clear over
time

2C-T-7:
Marquis – Almost no reaction, slight brown.

Mecke – Black/dark purple, fading slowly if at all.
Mandellin – Orange
fading to clear over time

 

Beta Ketones and Various RC stimsempathogens

Beta Ketones and Various RCs

Naphyrone
Marquis – yellow
Mecke – no reaction (kept the brownish
color it had out of bottle)
Mandellin – Clear
Robadope -
Negative
Simons – Negative

Mephedrone, Buphedrone, Ethcathinone, 3
and 4 Flouromethcathinone
:
Marquis – no reaction
Mecke – slight
brown, almost no change.
Mandellin – slight browning.
Robadope -
Negative
Simons – Positive

MDPV, MDPPP, Methylone, Butylone:

Marquis – yellow
Mecke – red-brown
Mandellin – clear
Robadope -
Negative
Simons – MDPPP/MDPV Negative, Methylone/Butylone
Positive

Methedrone (DANGER! BAD STUFF!)
Marquis -
yellow-orange
Mecke – orange
Mandellin – orange
Robadope -
Negative
Simons – Positive

6-APB:.

All I know for sure on test results is Robadope should be
positive, and Simons negative.

5-IAI
Marquis -
brown-grey
Mecke – Red
Mandellin – yellow
Robadope -
Positive
Simons – Negative
NOTE: Previous 5-IAI results posted were for
FAKE PRODUCT. The old, inaccurate results have been removed.

4-Flouroamphetamine:
Marquis – no reaction if only
small amount used. If you dump a whole pile of it in, it’ll turn brownish orange.
Mecke – no reaction
Mandellin – no reaction
Robadope -
Positive
Simons – Negative

Desoxypipiradrol
All slow and weak color changes.
Marquis -
brown
Mecke – brown
Mandellin – yellow/brown
Robadope -
Negative
Simons – Negative

MDAI 
Marquis – Light brown to
very dark brown depending on trace impurities.
Mecke – Dark
Brown
Mandellin – Dark Brown
Robadope – Positive
Simons -
Negative

2-Aminoindane
Marquis – no reaction
Mecke -
brown
Mandellin – light blue
Robadope – Positive
Simons -
Negative

Ephedrine 
Sample from BOLT brand single constituant
ephedrine pills.
Marquis – no reaction
Mecke – no reaction
Mandellin -
yellow-orange
Robadope – Negative
Simons – Positive

Caffeine
(anhydrous, USP)

Marquis – no reaction
Mecke – slight
browning
Mandellin – no change
Robadope – Positive
Simons -
Negative

pFPP
Marquis – no reaction
Mecke – slight
browning
Mandellin – no change
Robadope – Negative
Simons – Positive?
It should be positive…

MDAT: 
Not shown.
All reactions slow. Strange colors, changing over time, all colors weak.
Robadope -
Positive
Simons – Negative

 


JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-081
Marquis – Yellow quickly changing to brown

Mecke – Brown/Yellow
Mandellin – Dark
brown

JWH-200
Marquis – Yellow/orange
Mecke -
Yellow
Mandellin – Dark red-brown

JWH-250
Marquis – Red,
fading to orange over time
Mecke – Orange
Mandellin – Dark
grey-brown

AM-694
Marquis – Brown/yellow, hints of green

Mecke – grey/brown
Mandellin – Dark
red-brown

CP-47,497
Marquis – Red/orange
Mecke – Blue,
fading over time.
Mandellin – Brown

CP-55,940
Marquis -
red/orange
Mecke – Blue-green, fading over time
Mandellin -
Brown

 

SEDATIVES

 

 Borrowed from the friendly international drug nerd community!  Thanks everyone for documenting these results. 

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